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Rights Agent

The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency is a top London-based commercial fiction agency.

Our Rights Department represents the world’s bestselling fiction authors internationally and we are looking for a dynamic rights agent to join our busy team: talent, aptitude and a love of commercial fiction is as important to us as publishing experience.

The role involves:

  • Reading, pitching and submitting the agency’s adult and children’s titles
  • Negotiating deals direct with publishers and with co-agent(s)
  • Managing authors’ publication, contracts and payments in the territories
  • Liaising closely with authors, publishers and literary scouts
  • Building and maintaining market awareness in the assigned territories
  • Attending events and representing the Agency and authors at book fairs (particularly London and Frankfurt)
  • Ad hoc admin tasks associated with rights selling

The ideal candidate:

  • will be an avid reader of commercial crime, thrillers and popular fiction
  • will love the world of international publishing and rights selling
  • will have an interest in and awareness of publishing trends here and in overseas markets
  • will love meeting people and be able to confidently and swiftly develop a rapport with our authors and publishers, while also building new relationships and networks
  • will be proactive and organised
  • will enjoy working in a team

The territories offered with this role will be assigned according to experience.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Mary Darby by Friday 21st  September. Salary dependent on experience.

Rights Agent

Darley Anderson Literary, TV & Film Agency, London
Full-time, Permanent
Literary Agency, Professional
Foreign Rights, Rights, Co-editions Rights & Permissions, Foreign Rights & Permissions, Other Publishing, Sales, Literary Agent, Contracts, Digital Rights